Interlink Electronics

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Interlink Electronics Inc.
IndustryComputer hardware
FoundedApril 30, 1984; 36 years ago (1984-04-30)
HeadquartersCamarillo, California, United States
Key people
Steven Bronson (CEO)
ProductsForce sensing, position sensing, mouse, pointing and touchpad
Websiteinterlinkelectronics.com

Interlink Electronics, Inc.[1] is a technology company that specializes in manufacturing sensors that are used in electronic portable devices, such as smartphones, GPS systems, and in industrial computers and systems controls.

History[edit]

Interlink was founded on April 30, 1996[1] and released the first force-sensing resistor for commercial use in 1977.[2][3]

In 2001, Interlink helped Microsoft design the controller for the Xbox.[4]

Legal[edit]

Interlink Electronics filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nintendo in December 2006 over the pointing functionality of the Wii Remote, claiming "loss of reasonable royalties, reduced sales and/or lost profits as a result of the infringing activities" of Nintendo.[5][6] The lawsuit was dismissed by Interlink in March 2007.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "INTERLINK ELECTRONICS, INC. :: OpenCorporates". opencorporates.com. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  2. ^ Inc., Interlink Electronics. "Resistive Sensor Technology". www.interlinkelectronics.com. Retrieved 2018-07-01.
  3. ^ "Force Sensing Resistor - How it Works and its Applications". ElProCus - Electronic Projects for Engineering Students. 2016-01-05. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  4. ^ Matthew Barker (2001-01-16). "Microsoft Teams with Interlink Electronics for Xbox Controllers". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2006-12-27.
  5. ^ "IGN: Nintendo Sued for Patent Infringement". 2006-12-13. Archived from the original on 2006-12-13. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  6. ^ a b gov.uscourts.ded.37438. RECAP Project.CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ "Case docket: Interlink Electronics Inc. v. Nintendo of America". ia800200.us.archive.org. Retrieved 2018-08-12.

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